Project A is a European venture capital investor. With 500m Euro under Management, the company focuses on early-stage startups. In addition to capital, Project A provides operational support to its portfolio companies through their 100 functional experts across the startup building stack.
The Project A Podcast is the place to go for entrepreneurs and founders looking for expert advice and actionable tips to take their startup to the next level.
We know it can be a long and hard journey. Challenges are infinite and resources limited. In this podcast, you’ll learn from our experience as an Operational VC working with 50+ early-stage startups and find the inspiration you need to get going.
Featuring our in-house experts in fields such as Marketing, BI, and Organizational Building, as well as fellow founders from our broad portfolio of companies, we give you valuable insights on what it takes to build a successful company.
Creating the next generation of education apps | PAP#115
Covid-19 has exposed schools not being ready for digital learning. Students have to take matters into their own hands. That’s what Benedict Kurz, founder of the digital learning platform Knowunity, is convinced of. He explains how his app has attracted almost 1 million students already. You can find Knowunity’s job opportunities here: https://knowunity.join.com
The evolution of first round investing in Europe| PAP#114
We chat with Reshma Sohoni (@rsohoni) and Tom Wilson (@tom_wils) from Seedcamp (@seedcamp). We discuss building Seedcamp into Europe’s most prominent first cheque venture investor, the evolution of the European technology ecosystem and talent clusters. Reshma also sheds light on investing early in UiPath and their journey to their recent IPO.
Continuous Product Discovery Habits | PAP#113
Teresa Torres is an international author, speaker, and coach. She taught over 7000 product people discovery skills with her product talk academy. Companies like Spotify or Tesco are among her clients. She is the author of the book “Continuous Discovery Habits”. In this episode we discuss how to overcome barriers of discovery, how to get started and develop habits to continuously talk to customers.
Welcoming Jack to Project A and doubling down on European seed | PAP#112
Uwe welcomes Jack Wang to Project A as investment principal focusing on enterprise deep tech and gaming. Jack talks a bit about his background, what he is excited about and the exciting times for founders starting companies in Europe. Uwe and Jack also deep dive into Project A’s view on seed investing, what they look for and how they help amazing founders challenging the status quo.
Brand Growth: What to keep in mind | PAP#111
David Nothacker is co-founder and CEO of sennder, Europe’s leading digital road freight carrier and Germany’s unicorn No. 14. Together with Simon, our Chief Brand Officer, he talks about how branding must evolve when the company enters hyper growth and how the brand can help drive this growth - internally and externally.
BTS: from first contact to term sheet at Project A | PAP#110
A behind the scenes look at the investment process at Project A. Whilst the investment process is opaque at most venture capital firms, we'd like to expose ours. An unbridled insight into what it's like to go from first contact to term sheet.
Great resources, esp episodes on B2B sales
Practical resource to hear war stories, highly recommend the Comtravo & Azowo episodes for early stage B2B founders learning about distribution channels.
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